The First Amendment: Freedom of Expression
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“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
At the 1787 Constitutional Convention, the framers argued vehemently over whether their new Constitution needed provisions that specifically protected individual rights.
On one hand, the anti-Federalists ...